The aim is to recognise the economic and ecological potentials of ecodesign, to acquire skills and to apply them to concrete examples. The design process requires technical skills and aesthetic sensitivity. But also systemic-structural thinking – the competence to see products systemically, to anticipate the effects on the environment and society.
The environment is becoming an increasingly important factor in product development and design. The starting point for finding a way out of the ecological crisis is the product policy of industry. External framework conditions such as laws, standards, but also the wishes and demands of commercial and private customers provide incentives for companies to offer more environmentally friendly products and services.
The consideration of environmental aspects in product development can become an essential driver of innovation and help to save costs and gain market advantages.
Learning modules are methods, procedures and tools of eco-design, which include tools for ecological analyses, cost accounting instruments and creativity techniques.